Oakland County DUI Manslaughter Defense Attorney
A felony offense in the state of Michigan, DUI manslaughter involves causing the death of another person while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is a form of involuntary vehicular homicide combined with a DUI charge. If you have been arrested and charged with this crime, then you are facing extremely harsh penalties. These cases have a huge emotional impact on the victim’s families and the accused. In addition, individuals charged with this crime are sometimes subject to character assignation within the community, many times due to media attention. If you are in this situation, then it is imperative you hire a local criminal defense attorney who has experience with this type of case.
I, Jalal J. Dallo, understand the severity of the charges your facing and the emotional effect they may have on you. It is my goal to form the very best defense strategy with the primary goal being the reduction of your sentence or the complete dismissal of your case. In order to achieve this, I will personally handle every aspect of your case from beginning to end. Unlike many other law firms, I take fewer clients and place an emphasis on obtaining better results. I will not hand your case off to an associate and disappear. Instead, I will fight on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected and that you can resume your normal life as soon as possible.
Understanding Involuntary Manslaughter
You have probably heard of involuntary manslaughter but are not exactly sure what it entails. It is also referred to as criminally negligent manslaughter. This crime involves the accidental death of another person due to careless or negligent behavior. In these cases, the accused had no intention of killing the victim. DUI manslaughter is included in this type of crime and typically involves a vehicular accident with another car or pedestrian. If you were arrested and charged, it means the police found you to be legally intoxicated during an accident that resulted in the death of the other party.
Conviction of DUI Manslaughter in Michigan
Because you had no intention of killing another person, a DUI manslaughter charge can be very hard to cope with. On top of the trauma associated with the event, a conviction can result in serious penalties, which is why you need Attorney Dallo in your corner. I can help you avoid the following punishments for DUI manslaughter in the state of Michigan:
- Conviction of a DUI manslaughter can result in a maximum of 15 years in prison.
- You may face fines of anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000.
- If the victim of the accident was a peace officer, firefighter, or member of an emergency response team, the prison sentence may be increased to 20 years.
- You may have to submit to forfeiture of your vehicle.
- Restitution to the victim’s family may be required.
- If you had a BAC of 0.17% or higher, you may face 20 years in prison.
My reputation in Oakland County is that of a highly knowledgeable attorney who is not afraid to take cases to trial and fight for my clients’ rights. In a DUI manslaughter case, the prosecutor must prove you voluntarily drove your vehicle after becoming impaired. They also must prove the accident was the sole cause of the victim’s death. I have extensive experience investigating car accidents and can take advantage of any discrepancies in the prosecution’s case. If you are guilty of the charges, then I am able to negotiate on your behalf for a lighter sentence.
How I Can Defend You Against These Charges
When you hire me, I will take a proactive approach to the investigation, reconstruction, and the collection of evidence. I will speak to witnesses, personally examine the accident scene, and work with specialists to gain intimate knowledge of the details of the incident. I will also ensure that your rights were not violated during the arrest. Some of the details I will look into include:
- I will determine if the chemical or breathalyzer tests were legally obtained.
- If the police failed to read you your rights or violated arrest procedures, then I will use this information to your advantage.
- If you were coerced into confessing, then your case may be thrown out.
- I will ensure all evidence used by the prosecution is permissible in court.
Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, which means you still have rights under the law. Let me protect those rights with tough legal representation.
Contact a Manslaughter DUI Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you are facing DUI manslaughter, then you need a personalized approach to your defense strategy. I understand the sensitive nature and complexity of these cases and make it a point to provide tough, knowledgeable representation so you can get on with your life. Contact Attorney J. Dallo at (248) 283-7000 today to discuss your case.